Category Notes from a coma

The Boy Forgotten

Three feet tall and a face full of freckles, Ms. Nancy’s golden haired boy had gone missing. The reporters poured in, the school closed for a week and the mayor trumpeted that the boy would be found. “Find the boy!” he said to the police commissioner, who passed it on to his men, who passed it […]

Over The Rough Seas

Lately I’ve taken staring at the horizon, a glimpse of the world passing by; unknown of the sailor lost at sea. It makes me wonder, was it the fresh coat of paint or the delicately crafted timber that made the Ocean fall in love with my vessel. The beloved God that I had profoundly cared […]

The Life Beyond

I lie down on the grass and stare back at the empty space as I have done for eons. Empty? I am not sure. Far from our grasps, light years away, species unknown to us, perhaps observing and arguing what inhabits this curious planet, over a fine cup of tea. They give us a name. […]

Things I Lost

Able and fit was all that mattered when Nazis came knocking at our country’s door. Enlisted, trained, and shoved in to a war, hoping one day the world would remember us all. The nights were endless as I clenched to my gun, the days were dreadful as I fired shots under the hot sun. Months […]

Rise of a Realm

The blood of Antheia flows in her veins. A gentle creature with a spirit unlike other. I know she is brave. I know she is fierce. I know that somewhere upon the grass she discovered her soul, next to her sword. I know she is strong. How not? Nature despises weakness, the forgotten and long gone beasts […]

For Pirates and Knights

Another night at my workstation, far away, a world of my own. Where the knights slay the dragons and the space rangers surf through the moons. It’s a weird little oddity; this little ability; imagination. A fuel for science just as its a fuel for art, a force that was able to unleash its power […]

Fear not

Stop thinking out of the box, and get rid of the box. Now look at that empty space. Your canvas, your empty paper, your empty manuscript, your fresh piece of clay. Then the crucial step. Set aside your creative fears. Your fear of those who look down at you, the fear that your work will […]

A Leap of Faith

To cut a verse you wrote spending all night long, to kill a character that took you two months to carve out, to change a complete design layout that took a good chunk of your Saturday evening, to discard a whole chapter that makes no sense now, despite being the one you took most time […]

Invictus by William Henley

Out of the night that covers me,Black as the Pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may beFor my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstanceI have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chanceMy head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tearsLooms but the Horror of the […]